All of Connecticut’s children deserve access to quality education.

Together with generous donors, we provide K-8 tuition assistance to families in need

How You Can Help

OUR WORK

No matter where we come from, what we look like, or how much money our family has, our children should have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive.

Books

25 Years+

We’ve provided equal access to quality education to the children of Connecticut

Money

$22 Million+

Scholarship dollars awarded since 1995

Certificate

10,000+

Student scholarships awarded since 1995

School

40+

Private schools chosen by parents

Why Education Matters


About Us

We are an independent scholarship organization.

Our focus is on helping children and their families—and what’s best for them. We encourage parents and guardians to choose any accredited K-8 private or parochial school in Connecticut that will accept their student and work with CEO to apply our scholarship dollars to the child’s tuition account each year. Currently, our scholars attend over 40 different schools.

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Your Gifts

All donations large and small go a long way in helping children reach their full potential

For as little as $55, you can fund a week of school for a student in need. A gift of $2,100 will fund a maximum full-year scholarship.

Ways To Give

News & Stories

Foundation provides scholarships to Waterbury children

Skin in the game: Waterbury families get helping hand for private school tuition

Juliana is 11 years old and one of nine children, nearly all of whom have attended the Children’s Community School in Waterbury, a private, non-profit school that began in the 1960s when some Catholic nuns began to offer afterschool tutoring for city students.

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K-8

New: 2020-21 Annual Report - Learning, Growing, Thriving!

As children across our nation face so much uncertainty as they continue their education, we are so grateful for the continued success of our CEO Scholars. Our gratitude extends to our partnership with parents, scholars, participating schools, and the extended family of CEO supporters. 

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School-Choice Opportunity Comes to City

For almost a quarter-century, the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation (CEO) has been serving Connecticut by providing matching scholarships so that even students from economically challenged families might be able to afford K-8 private-school educations.

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